Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mary Jane's Farm and Tasha Tudor!

We're very excited that the April/May (brand-new!) issue of Mary Jane's Farm features an article written by me, Natalie, on Tasha and the Tudor Family!

 {L-R: Sophia, Christina's daughter; Natalie; Christina; Amy; Jenna...This photo is included in the article, but it's small! Even so, we've been getting a lot of requests for pinafore patterns, which we do hope to have available in the not-so-distant future)

I think you'll enjoy not only this article, but this magazine if you aren't familiar with it. Based out in Oregon, it's an organic lifestyle/women's farm-style magazine. What a perfect "sister" for Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.! Since this issue is their "Sister Act" issue, we focused on the sisterhood of "the girls" on the, Christina, Amy, Jenna and everyone else (including the littlest girls, Elizabeth, Sophia, and Josie!). We have so much fun!

{I don't want to give away the whole 3-page article, so here's a sneak peek of Tasha, "a beloved American icon," on the Contents page}

"On the heels of mud season, we begin to make a garden. We dig shovels into still soggy land. We break ground together. If breaking ground together is nourishing, so then, is breaking ground to plant seeds...." ~get your own copy here to read more

We've heard from many of you (new friends and longtime fans) who saw the article in the magazine, but if you haven't seen it yet, you can order it here for your collection!


  1. This issue arrived and cheered me just after we went through 48 hours of despair waiting to hear from our son and his family in Sendai, Japan. For now, they are okay and now I can begin to think about the lovely things in this magazine.

  2. Hi Natalie, I loved the article in Mary Janes Magazine!! I have been a fan of hers for quite some time and have wondered why something about Tasha had never been in one of her magazines. I was so pleased to finally see an article about Tasha.

  3. Dear Natalie,

    Congratulations on being published! You must be so excited! How nice you look in your pink frock and what a lovely article! We know you and all the ladies at Tasha Tudor and Family are looking forward to gardening again! Here at Corgyncombe we are still under a lot of snow!

    How wonderful that you are considering selling a pattern for the pinafore!

    We mentioned your article on our blog and we were inspired by what you wrote about Tasha and her wellies to share some remembrances of our own about Tasha and socks, knit with my handspun yarn, that she wore under her wellies!

    The post is on our March 14, 2011 edition of the Corgyncombe Courant blog. Here is a link to the home page of our blog:

    The temperatures are getting warmer out now, so, despite the snow on the ground, I might consider taking my wheel outside to do a bit of spinning, maybe even some yarn for socks...

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

  4. I so enjoyed this article, way to go Maryjane!! I want to plant a Tasha Tudor garden this spring!

  5. I love Mary Jane! Shall have to run out and pick up this issue (even though I've been trying to cut back on my magazine purchases). Thanks so much for letting us know!

  6. I thought it was such a lovely artical. It was fun to see all you ladies!! Clarice

  7. ooops! Your links seem to think they are some sort of scavenger hunt! Might want to fix those!!

  8. To everyone...Thank you so much for all of your positive feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed finding us in MaryJane's Farm!

    @Judith...Our thoughts are with you, your family, and everyone in Japan (including our many friends, fans, and colleagues). We are glad your family is safe for now!

    @Anonymous...Thanks for letting us know! I updated a few things on the website, so that threw the links off, but they are correct now!

  9. This reminds me that I need to get out to my garden! I look forward to reading the article!!!

  10. Hello Natalie
    Looking forward to reading your article. Thank you for a sneek peek :-) I love the pinnafores ♥

  11. Mary Janes's Farm is new to me, but now on my must-buy list!

  12. Natalie,
    How nice it was to chat with you on the phone this morning. Sweet Diane at corgyncombe wrote such a precious post, I had to get to your blog and onto the website to order my copy, along with the wonderful tea, and the most luxurious hand cream I have ever used! My new wellies (in "iris") are on their way...maybe the gardening book will arrive alongside them;) I, too, will be anxious for a pinafore pattern when they become available.
    Christie @

  13. Hi Natalie,

    This is my first visit to your blog. It's charming and delightful! I echo woolies' sentiments...I definitely want to start suscribing, as we are planning a move to the country some time this year. In the meantime, I will follow your blog and get inspired.

    God bless,

    Lady Kara

  14. Yes, I, too, am wanting a pinafore pattern; I am a Montessori teacher and have always worn an apron, but am now wanting a pinafore, or two or 6, to wear every day, to keep pens and my cellphone in.....
    Mary Willis